ERIC Number: EJ792475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
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Autism Treatment Survey: Services Received by Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Public School Classrooms
Hess, Kristen L.; Morrier, Michael J.; Heflin, L.; Ivey, Michelle L.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v38 n5 p961-971 May 2008
The Autism Treatment Survey was developed to identify strategies used in education of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in Georgia. Respondents of the web-based survey included a representative sample of 185 teachers across the state, reporting on 226 children with ASD in grades preschool-12th. The top five strategies being used in Georgia (Gentle Teaching, sensory integration, cognitive behavioral modification, assistive technology, and Social StoriesTM) are recognized as lacking a scientific basis for implementation. Analysis revealed the choice of strategies varied by grade level and classroom type (e.g., general education, special education). Results highlight clear implications for preservice and inservice educator training, and the need for continued research to document evidence-based strategy use in public schools for students with ASD.
Descriptors: Sensory Integration, Autism, Educational Technology, Classrooms, Assistive Technology, Internet, Surveys, General Education, Special Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education, Public Schools, Educational Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia